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Iraq's isolated artists finally take center stage at Venice exhibition

the participants in the pavilion, commissioned by the Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq and titled ... prior to the Iran-Iraq war. Tamara Chalabi, chairwoman and founder of the Ruya Foundation, said ... world. "Civil society is struggling in Iraq. But we feel by supporting art and culture we're ...

25/03/2013 - 13:47 - comment 0

We pick, you attend: Egypt's culture picks of the week 4-11 May

you recommendations for the week's best cultural events. Sunday 4 ... Trip,' Alexandria-based contemporary artist Mahmoud Khaled presents works in photography, sculpture, ... at the Academy of Fine Arts in Alexandria and the language of contemporary art. The exhibition runs until 6 May.  ...

04/05/2014 - 13:25 - comment 0

Amman Cultural Capital celebrates three fests

The two-week Jerash Festival for Arts and Culture will open on July 24 featuring contemporary music and dance ... Cultural and artistic activities of Jordan’s celebration of Amman as Arab Cultural Capital 2002, are squeezed between the launching of three festivals. ...

01/08/2010 - 19:47 - comment 0

The Oud plays to an international tune

& Arts Foundation commented: "The Oud is an enduring image of Arab culture and a mirror ... Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation and Abu Dhabi Festival embrace Arabic cultural and artistic heritage as the main supporter of the First International Oud ...

Press Release - 26/12/2010 - 17:12 - comment 0

VCUQatar presents ‘Traditions and Controversies’: a lecture by Nada Shabout

and director of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute at The University of North Texas. ... around the world on the state of Iraq’s modern heritage following 2003, the relationship of identity and visual representations in modern and contemporary Iraqi art, and exhibitions of Middle Eastern arts ...

Press Release - 05/02/2012 - 07:42 - comment 0

HBMeU receives Golden Order of Merit for Wise Leadership in Arab World

Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, Bahrain, Algeria and Iraq, was the result of mutual cooperation between Tatweej ... and leading universities, academic institutions and banks whose contributions towards creating a culture ... further reaffirms HBMeU’s ongoing efforts to promote a culture of e-learning and total quality management ...

Press Release - 09/04/2013 - 12:44 - comment 0

New sale format for Christie’s Dubai Marks continued maturity of Middle Eastern art market

exceptional art, both contemporary and historical, from around the world. Credit Suisse has a long-standing affiliation with the arts and the Bank is one of the most prominent sponsors of art and culture globally. ... the contemporary pieces is a striking installation piece by Mounir Fatmi (b.1970), a Moroccan artist exhibited ...

Press Release - 05/10/2011 - 08:54 - comment 0

Sharjah Book Fair Beckons Literary Revolution

decade's English-language international news has been focused first on Iraq and now on Tunisia, Egypt and Libya has ensured that western curiosity about Arab cultures has remained high. Whether it's ... the London-based Haus Publishing launched its imprint Arabia Books, dedicated to publishing contemporary fiction ...

Editor's Choice - 22/12/2011 - 07:57 - comment 0

A Millennium of Denial

cover-up, and learn that we inheritors of European culture have yet to thank the Islamic-Arabic world for a few small items. Like the foundations of our culture, science and technology, for starters. We need ... to our former habit of publicly attacking races, cultures and religions as a matter of national politics. ...

18/05/2010 - 16:15 - comment 0